Thursday, 17 June 2010

G L Stiles collection
We looked at a rare G L Stiles guitar back in March - but look - here's a whole bunch of them! Guitarz reader Adam Tober sent me this photo of his collection of G L Stiles guitars as recently featured at Deke Dickerson's Guitar Geek Festival 2010 (see also here).

Two of the scroll-bodied guitars and a similar bass are currently being offered for sale as a single lot on eBay right now. Way to get yourself an instant collection!

For those of you who are not aware of the G L Stiles brand, I shall shamelessly quote from the eBay listing: "West Virginia native Gilbert Lee Stiles began building guitars in 1961, and his small Hialeah, Florida music store quickly became the center of the budding South Florida teenage garage rock and surf scene. Eventually Stiles guitars could be seen on stage with the likes of Ernest Tubb, Brenda Lee and the Casuals, NRBQ's Steve Ferguson, and Conway Twitty."

Thanks to Adam for sharing with us!

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  1. I wonder is anyone has come across a custom built G.L. Stiles Dreadnought Style 12 string acoustic, Rosewood back and sides, Sitka Spruce Top, Birdseye Maple Neck and Gold Schaller Keys. It was built right around 1975 in his shop in Hialeah as a gift for my wife when we were first married. Later on times got tough and my wife pawned it in Jacksonville, FL to help pay the bills and feed the younguns. I would love to know what ever happened to it.

  2. I remember seeing this post in a google forum awhile back

    I found a wonderful rosewood guitar in a pawnshop in Jacksonville, Florida.
    It was made in Hialeah, Florida, by G.L. Stiles. Can you tell me more about
    the guitar and Mr. Stiles?
    Bill Blakely
    Tampa, Florida



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